Hartford Seminary

Timur Yuskaev

Associate Professor of Contemporary Islam
Holder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Faculty Chair
Director, Imam and Muslim Community Leadership Program
Co-Director, Islamic Chaplaincy Program
Co-Editor of The Muslim World journal


  • Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • M.A. (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • B.A. (Bard College)

Areas of Study

  • Contemporary Islam
  • American Muslim Communities
  • Qur’anic Studies


Dr. Timur R. Yuskaev is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam, Co-Editor of The Muslim World journal, and Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy program at Hartford Seminary.  His upcoming book, Speaking Qur’an: the Emergence of an American Sacred Text, examines contemporary written and oral interpretations of the Qur’an.  This project highlights his academic interest in religion as lived reality, past and current, which he approaches through the lens of Qur’anic hermeneutics, American Religious History and Memory Studies.  In his past professional life, and in between degrees and teaching assignments, Dr. Yuskaev served as Coordinator of Educational Programs and Director of Muslims in New York Civic Life Project at the Interfaith Center of New York.


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